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Former Patriots CB Kyle Arrington Agrees on Deal with Ravens

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Baltimore Ravens reached a deal with former New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington on Wednesday.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, it's a three-year, $7 million deal that includes a $2 million signing bonus. The deal is pending a physical.

The Patriots, who are short on cornerbacks, made a surprise move on Monday when they released Arrington.

The 28-year-old now joins a Ravens team that already has cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Ladarius Webb.

Arrington spent the last six seasons with the Patriots, playing in 86 games while recording 362 tackles, 45 passes defended, nine interceptions, five forced fumbles, and three sacks.

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Ed Reed Is Retiring

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Ed Reed, the acclaimed longtime safety for the Baltimore Ravens, is retiring.

The Ravens announced Wednesday that the eight-time All-Pro is hanging up his cleats and that they plan to hold a news conference for him at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

The 36-year-old Reed played 12 NFL seasons, 11 with the Ravens, during which he was selected to nine Pro Bowls, won the 2004 Defensive Player of the Year, and the 2013 Super Bowl with Baltimore.

Reed finishes his career with 64 interceptions, which ranks sixth all-time in NFL history, and his nine postseason interceptions are tied with Charlie Waters, Bill Simpson, and Ronnie Lott for the most in league history.

After winning the Super Bowl in 2013, Reed left the Ravens and played the 2013 season with the Houston Texans and New York Jets. He did not play football in 2014.

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Ravens & CB Jimmy Smith Agree to Contract Extension

Football Texture/iStockphoto(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Ravens and cornerback Jimmy Smith agreed to a four-year contract extension, the team announced on Tuesday. The deal is worth $48 million, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The extension will begin after Smith’s rookie contract expires at the end of the season. He received a $13 million signing bonus and a $1 million base salary for the 2015 season and will receive a guaranteed $7 million in 2016.

The Ravens selected Smith out of Colorado with the 27th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. In four seasons with Baltimore, he has 140 tackles with five interceptions and two forced fumbles.

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QB Matt Schaub Inks 1-Year Deal with Ravens

NFL(OWINGS MILLS, Md.) -- The Baltimore Ravens and free agent quarterback Matt Schaub agreed to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 33-year-old Schaub spent last season with the Oakland Raiders, serving as the backup quarterback to Derek Carr. He finished the 2014 campaign 5-of-10 for 57 passing yards and two interceptions.

Schaub was originally selected by the Falcons out of Virginia in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft. He spent three seasons in Atlanta before finding success with the Houston Texans. In seven seasons in the Lone Star State, the two-time Pro Bowler was 1,951 of 3,020 (64.6 passing percentage) for 23,221 yards with 124 touchdowns and 78 interceptions.

With the Ravens, Schaub will replace backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who left as a free agent for the Buffalo Bills.

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Bernard Pierce Cut by Ravens

Scoot Boehm/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Ravens cut running back Bernard Pierce hours after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday.

Pierce was the third Ravens player to be arrested this offseason, and the Ravens have now cut all three within a day of learning of their off-field incidents.  Pierce failed a field sobriety test after being pulled over near the Baltimore beltway just before 2 a.m. ET on Wednesday and he was arrested, according to Baltimore County police.

Pierce was a third-round pick by the Ravens in 2012, and he has averaged fewer than 4 yards per carry the past two seasons for the team.

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Ngata: Ray Rice would be "Great Addition" To Lions

National Football League(DETROIT, Mi.) -- Just days after being traded to Detroit, Haloti Ngata has one recommendation to improve the team.

In an interview with WXYT Detroit, Ngata was asked about former Ravens running back Ray Rice and whether he would fit in with Detroit.

"I've never hung out with him off-field, but he's a great guy," Ngata said. "He's a great guy on the field, in the locker room. He's a great community guy. He does a lot for the community, and so of course I think he would be a great addition to this team. I love playing with him, I trusted him. You feel bad for his situation. You just hope nothing but the best for him."

Ngata, Rice's former teammate in Baltimore, was traded to the Lions Tuesday for a fourth and fifth-round pick in upcoming NFL draft.

Rice is currently a free agent after winning an appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL.

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Lions Acquire NT Haloti Ngata from Ravens

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After losing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to the Miami Dolphins, the Detroit Lions struck back by trading with the Baltimore Ravens for Haloti Ngata.

According to ESPN, the Ravens will receive 2015 fourth and fifth-round picks as well as a seventh round selection in exchange for Ngata.

The 31-year-old is in the final season of his contract and will be an $8.5 million cap hit.

Ngata has played all nine of his NFL seasons with the Ravens. During that time, he has compiled 449 tackles, 25.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, and five interceptions.

"Haloti is a great player but an even better person," Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh said. "He has been an anchor of our success for many years. We appreciate everything he has done for our organization and the Baltimore community. We wish he and his family nothing but the best."

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Report: Wide Receiver Torrey Smith Heading to San Francisco

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If you can't beat 'em, sign 'em. According to reports, the San Francisco 49ers have agreed on a deal with free agent wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Smith spent the first four seasons of his career with the Baltimore Ravens, where he was also a teammate of current 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Those two helped beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game in 2012.

"I will be playing for a different organization, but I will remain committed to the City of Baltimore," Smith wrote. "I will continue to give back and help build a better future for our young men and women. MY COMMITMENT TO THE CITY IS FOR LIFE. This isn't a goodbye because I will still be around, and Baltimore will continue to be my home in the offseason and when my career is done. I'm on to the next chapter of my life and football career, but I will see you guys later."

In 2014, Smith caught 49 passes for 767 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Chargers Sign Jacoby Jones

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO, Ca.) -- The San Diego Chargers have signed kick returner Jacoby Jones to a two-year deal, according to the team.

Jones, 30, was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 25 after he was scheduled to earn $2.5 million for the 2015 season.

The Chargers had a clear need for an impact kick returner as they ranked 28th overall last season with an average return of 22.2 yards. Jones ranked second in the league with 30.6 yards per return.

Jones provided little impact as a receiver last season as he caught a career low nine passes while dropping five. 

The Houston Texans selected Jones in the third round of the 2007 draft. He spent five seasons in Houston.

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Eagles Cut CB Cary Williams

Scott Boehmn/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles cut cornerback Cary Williams on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old spent the past two seasons with the Eagles, playing in all 33 regular season and playoff games for the team.

Williams had one year left on the three-year contract he signed with the Eagles in 2013. By cutting Williams, Philadelphia clears $6.5 million in cap space.

There's a possibility the Eagles will be without three-quarters of last season's starting secondary: cornerback Bradley Fletcher and safety Nate Allen will become free agents on March 10.

Williams joined the Eagles after a 2012 season in which he won the Super Bowl as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. During his two seasons in Philadelphia, Williams had 139 tackles, 22 passes defended, five interceptions, and one sack.

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